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Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 07-05-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Smile Noises

Your car needs to road tested, Where are you in the world ?
Forum: E28 (1982 - 1988) 05-30-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Rear brake binding

Have you removed the rear disc rotor and checked to see if the parking brake shoes are in good order and not seized up, This is a common problem on these brakes because nobody seems to ever check and...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-23-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
I have seen a video somewhere on the internet of...

I have seen a video somewhere on the internet of a guy who carefully prised off the cover and fitted a new diaphragm and a new cover, so yes you can but work carefully.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 05-17-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,427
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Smile Relays

This chamber can fill up with water and gunge over many years which rots out the relays, The drain tubes block up so please check that they are clean by carefully pouring some water in there and make...
Forum: E24 (1976 - 1989) 05-17-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Smile Eml

I wonder if this info may help you, Some years ago the battery on my 1988 e30 325i auto went flat and the car was standing for a few days before I found the flat battery, I fitted a new battery as...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-31-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Again, you cannot just remove the filler plug to...

Again, you cannot just remove the filler plug to add or top up the fluid, Please research this before you do anything, You have been warned many times now.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-31-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
k&n filters

chrisn7 knows what he is talking about so please take his advise.
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-31-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
atf oil

Please please please take advise from this site and do not attempt to do what you intend to do. The filler plug for the autobox is inside an upward facing hole in the gearbox sump, If you fail to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-31-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
tranny fluid

if you remove the inverted filler plug without the engine running and with it in gear and at normal running temp you will have atf oil run out of the gearbox, Do not remove the filler plug without...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-31-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
DO NOT DO WHAT THE ABOVE PERSON HAS TOLD YOU DO,...

DO NOT DO WHAT THE ABOVE PERSON HAS TOLD YOU DO, There is a very special way of checking and adjusting the tranny fluid which is covered properly on this site, Please take my advise otherwise you...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 03-28-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 899
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
I had this issue some years ago and it turned out...

I had this issue some years ago and it turned out to be a faulty engine temp sensor, there are two on my 1995 730i, there were no codes before this fault occured but I replaced them but after...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-17-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 570
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Smile Abs

A fault code read will tell you which one is faulty
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-14-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Dash problem

Many years ago for some unknown reason my mileometer was showing km's one morning after start up and driving so i stopped and switched the ignition right off and then restarted and the problem has...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-13-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Smile Trans slip

Try and find an indy trans specialist who knows BMW's first
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-13-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 581
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Smile Cam cover Oil leaks

It is very difficult to fit new cam cover gaskets in place unless you undo both engine mounts and carefully jack the engine up which will give you enough clearance to fit the new gaskets properly, I...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 02-03-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 280
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
You need to get the ignition barrel replaced...

You need to get the ignition barrel replaced asap, It is a simple job
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-13-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Smile Alarm

hood switch, A very common problem
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 01-07-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 192
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Smile Lazy start up

This happend to mine and I replaced BOTH of the temperature sensors which are located on the alloy cross piece at the rear of the cylinder heads, I then had to clear a fault code afterwards, Have a...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-20-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Smile ABS sensors

The rear ABS sensors can be a real devil to remove due to crud and there is a great risk of damaging the rear wheel bearing sensor segments and on many occaisions I have ended up removing the rear...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-20-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Smile Hood stops

I found on my e38 the hood would not open properly and I unwound both rubber hood buffers a small amount and this put more upwards pressure on the hood and it has been perfect for many years, Just...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 12-18-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 486
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Smile Fan clutches

This is most important but a lot of people do not know this but if you remove a BMW viscouse fan clutch from the water pump YOU MUST NOT LAY IT FLAT WHILST IT IS REMOVED FROM THE WATER PUMP. When...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-14-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Exclamation Blower motor

Some people may not agree with me but this is a large job and you really do need help from someone with experience to help you, If you look on the web you will find pictures on how to do it. Now...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-14-2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Smile Cold air

Thanks Faboch for your reply, I'm in the UK and one of my customers in 2002 gave me his 730i which I still own because it had the dreaded nikosil problem and through my German replations who own a...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-13-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Smile Air intakes

As I understand it e38's air flow meters do not like K & N air filters because the oil which is applied to the K & N filter contaminates the ait mass sensor in the intake meter which causes it to...
Forum: 7 Series - E38 (1995 - 2001) 11-05-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By PETER NEWMAN
Parking lights

In my opinion the company that sold you this kit should have been aware of this problem and also told you of this problem and they should have the parts available so as to deal with this problem and...
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